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Singer pledges CD royalties to cancer charity

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Clifden native and singer-songwriter Seanie Vaughan has decided to do his bit for Daffodil Day – by giving the proceeds from sales this week of his top 10 album Redemption to the Irish Cancer Society. Seanie, whose album was released to rave reviews in 2015, told the Journal: ‘From March 7 – 14 I’m hoping…

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Trad Fest is back!

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The 7th Annual Clifden Traditional Music Festival will take place from March 31 – April 3. The festival will begin on Thursday with two special events in the Alcock and Brown Hotel at 8pm. A new CD will be launched by Fasta, a trio featuring well known Fiachra O’Regan and Sophie Lavoie, who are coming…

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Yeats Festival of Moons comes to Renvyle

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The Yeats 150 Harp Festival of Moons continues on Monday next (September 28) in Renvyle House Hotel. Yeats spent part of his honeymoon at Renvyle House in 1917 and returned many times thereafter. The 10th full moon is the ‘Singing Moon’ and there will be an evening of music and poetry with harper Laoise Kelly,…

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Clifden Comhaltas tune up for All-Ireland

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IT’S hard to believe that the weekend of the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil is nearly upon us, writes Marie Walsh.  Returning to Sligo again this year, Clifden Comhaltas is looking forward to another weekend of competitions – but above all, a great weekend of music, song, dance, fun and friendship.  Since its restart just six years…

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‘Now it’s on to the All-Ireland!’

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This year’s Connaught Fleadh took place over two weekends in Ballymote, Sligo, with dancing on the weekend of June 28, and music on the weekend of July 6. Those placed first or second, and sometimes also third, gain the honour of representing Connaught at the All Ireland Fleadh in Sligo on the weekend of August…

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Trad in the West is back!

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All-Ireland champion Marie Walsh returns to Clifden Station House Theatre this summer for another season of ‘Trad in the West’. The summer show of traditional Irish music, song and dance runs until August 17 . The show features some of the best musicians, singers and dancers from the area, including Yvonne Kane on fiddle; champion…

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TraidPhicnic 2015: bigger and better than ever!

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The Trad-fabulous, something for all Traidphicnic festival is back for its fourth year – and it’s bigger and better than ever. For 2015 the organisers have added an extra day (making it a Friday-Saturday festival), with more than 48 musicians set to perform. Run with a ‘donate what you can’ ethos, organisers want as many…

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